Important Information Regarding Financial Aid
The timeline for financial aid applications is changing to provide families with the award decision earlier. The application process for the 2018-19 school year will open on October 16, 2017. Mother McAuley utilizes the online service of Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) to process financial aid applications. FAST is the required submission format for all financial aid applications.
FAST does not decide whether financial assistance will be given or the assistance amount; rather FAST provides a need-based financial aid analysis service which includes a recommendation of what a family should reasonably contribute toward tuition. All information from FAST is kept confidential. Results are reviewed by the Mother McAuley Financial Aid Committee and awards are based upon the 2018-2019 financial aid budget.
To begin the application process, please click below:
- The application process is self-guided. You may navigate in and out of the program allowing you to partially complete an application and go back to it at another time. Online support and a 24/7 helpline is provided at 877-326-FAST (3278).
- The charge for the application is $43.00 and is to be paid by credit/debit card at the end of the session. We are unable to offer fee waivers. If you do not have a credit or debit card, please call the Mother McAuley Tuition Office at 773-881-6506 for assistance.
*After completing the online application you will be required to scan or mail your 2016 tax returns for both state and federal taxes with all schedules and W-2's directly to FAST. Do not mail documents to Mother McAuley.
Currently enrolled students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 to receive Mother McAuley financial aid.
The application deadline for priority consideration is December 15, 2017. For applications received by this deadline, award decision letters will be mailed to families on February 15, 2018. Please note that applications and/or tax information submitted after the deadline will not be considered until April 2018, and awards will be based on any remaining financial aid funds.